Soweli Lukin

Solderpunk was writing about Gopher and the Web again. [1] [2] [3] And Ratfactor. [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Personally, I'm not too convinced. I am, however, somewhat interested in a simple text server that just serves text files.

If we then agree that the text files may contain hyperlinks, such as Markdown files, or plain text files with URLs in them, then we can write clients that retrieve these text files and allow us to request more.

So that's what I did. I wrote a little server that serves text files. Requests are simple selectors. Like Gopher. Like Finger. Remember, finger is gopher!

I called it Nimi Mute, "many words."

As you can see in the README, you can even use finger or lynx to get text files from it! It's all the same. telnet and nc also work, of course. :)

This is basically Gopher without the menus.

And since I really care about the read/write aspect of it all, I also included a way to upload files if you know the password.

And since I also care about encryption, I also showed how to encrypt it all and how to test it using gnutls-cli.

Tags: #Gopher #Finger

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